Creating a Sketch Using a SkecthUp

Recently there have been Payload threads with sketches using SketchUp, this makes your sketch incredibly clean and good looking.

You can download SketchUp here: http://sketchup.google.com/ SketchUp After you have downloaded and installed it open it up. Before we start, you need to know the most important tools in SU (SketchUp) Line tool - Draws lines Rectangle tool - Draws rectangles (duh) Circle tool - Draws circles Arc tool - Like the line too except it draws arcs Eraser - Removes lines and arcs Paint Bucket tool - Paints surfaces with different textures Push/Pull tool - Stretches and scales draws Move/Copy tool - Move lines Orbit tool -Let's you change your view Pan tool - Let's you Navigate around in 3D SketchUp

I used these tools to make this:

Want to create stuff like that? Read on

You want to see there official tutorials before reading on though http://sketchup.google.com/training/videos.html When you get a hang of it continue reading this tutorial

Ok, so let's start!

-Make a basic layout of your map using one of the draw tools, now pull them up with the Pull/Push tool. SketchUp -Now select the top roofs (optional) this is the method I used. SketchUp -Now press delete and you should be done! You can alos make some carves as doors. SketchUp
Use the Paint Bucket tool to color your surfaces; SketchUp

After that your pretty much done, if you got any questions, just ask.

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  • The Real Maggot's Levels
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    Posted 2 years ago

    Is there anything going on in this project?

    Bananite
  • weso945's Levels
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    Posted 4 years ago

    @smackerlacker just wanted to say i love your signiture LoLZZZ

    Bananite
  • Left4Cake's Levels
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    Posted 4 years ago

    Also you can convert map directly from SketchUp to Hammer.

    http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SketchUp_Source_Tools

    Just be careful because Hammer is not compatible with all the shapes you can make in SketchUp. (Also if you think you can just convert someone else model into hammer, think aging because almost all of it will be invalid geometry.)

    Left"U"Dead
  • smackerlacker's Levels
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    Posted 5 years ago

    This doesn't really count as a tutorial. It's more of a "Hey! Look at this!". That being said, Sketchup rules, you told us why it rules, and that's all we needed.

    If at first you don't succeed,
  • Locutus's Levels
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    Posted 5 years ago

    Pros: Very clear tutorial. This tutorial brought a new tool to my awareness, and an awesome tool at that. You are very clear in your descriptions of the different tools and you give a fairly decent run-through of the basics.

    Cons: As much as I hate to say it, this tutorial is way too short.

    Improvements: Show us some more stuff about this tool. Its a great tool and I'm sure you can think of more stuff to add.

    Overall: A great tutorial, but it leaves the reader wanting more as it is a bit too short.

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    will map 4 füd
  • justanormalkid's Levels
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    Posted 5 years ago

    Pros: Gives a run down of everything nicely and has great pics. Cons: Kinda all over the place,possible section it out a little Improvements: Not much

    We are the UNSTOPables baby
  • deadman walking's Levels
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    Posted 5 years ago

    So how do we post it on forums?

    NVM

    I LIKE CHOCLATE MILK
  • Papa Kalb's Levels
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    Posted 6 years ago

    Pro:Awesome! Con: None :)

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  • ShadowOnTheSun's Levels
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    Posted 6 years ago

    Wow I usually just draw a floor plan on graph paper but this looks sweet

    Novice Map Maker
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    Posted 6 years ago

    Very helpful for me :P thanks for bringing this program to my attention.

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